As we have noted many times, President Obama’s dishonesty in peddling Obamacare was comprehensive. It will not in any sense save money or be revenue neutral. If you like your health insurance, you won’t necessarily be able to keep it. If you like your doctor, you won’t necessarily be able to keep him, even assuming he continues to practice under the Obamacare regime. To paraphrase Mary McCarthy on Lillian Hellman, everything Obama said was a lie, including “and” and “the.”
Most of our fellow Americans must have seen through these lies on some level. Thus the persistent unpopularity of Obamacare. Anyone who believed Obama’s assertions to the contrary was at best a chump, but that doesn’t absolve Obama and his fellow Democratic liars from their wrongdoing.
All will become clear in the fullness of time, which includes even the empty present. Yesterday Jeryl Bier pointed out the creeping rollout of the truth in a question-and-answer posted by HHS:
“Depending on the plan you choose in the Marketplace, you may be able to keep your current doctor.” The bottom line is that Obamacare guarantees neither. Doctors may be only available through certain networks, just as in the current system. And only plans that existed in their current form on March 23, 2010, are even eligible to be “kept.” The vast majority of plans will be new, subject to a raft of new regulations, requirements, and restrictions.
Now that Health and Human Services has confirmed that the suspicions of Obamacare opponents were justified, the Obama administration will have some explaining to do to friends and foes of the law alike. Because now everyone is finding out “what’s in it.”
Ed Rogers has more here.
The proposition that the Obama administration “will have some explaining to do” is an optimistic assessment. If they are put in the position of having to say something, the Obamacrats will continue to flap their lips in the same manner that they did in peddling the abomination of Obamacare, with the same freedom from ethical inhibitions. It remains for all of us to bring our rational capacity to bear on the blather and the billingsgate.